His spell at Kilmarnock was seen as a late turning point in Stewart’s career but he seemingly failed to maintain his sparkling form at Aberdeen, but does the data back up such claims.
In a three part series, Christian Wulff analyses the Premiership goalkeepers, using advanced data to determine which Number 1’s had the best season. In this third and final installment the focus is on distribution.
After spending the past four seasons out on loan, Ryan Hardie’s transfer from Rangers to Blackpool is a major next step in the 22-year old’s career. @TheGersReport takes a look at the numbers in the latest installment of his Rate My Transfer series.
After getting his first extended run in the first team last year, Mikey Johnston is ready for to be an important contributor for Celtic this season. @thebackpassrule looks at why the young Celtic winger can be effective this season for the Bhoys.
In a three part series, Christian Wulff analyses the Premiership goalkeepers, using advanced data to determine which Number 1’s had the best season. In this second installment the focus is on the goalies’ aerial command.
Despite having one of the lowest payrolls in the Premiership last season, Livingston were able to finish comfortably above the relegation zone. How were Livi able to do this? @thebackpassrule looks into their season last year.
Age Adjusted goal rates are used to identify the best midfield prospects in Scottish football.
In a three part series, Christian Wulff analyses the Premiership goalkeepers, using advanced data to determine which Number 1’s had the best season. In this first installment the focus is on shot-stopping.
This is the third annual blog post in which @TheGersReport applies Age Adjusted stats to identify the best forward prospects in Scottish Football.
@TheGersReport provides a look at the who the numbers suggest had the best (& worst) seasons in goal last season in the Scottish Premiership.
It could be argued that another midfielder was the least pressing issue for Rangers, but with the signing of Charlton’s Joe Aribo imminent, Jordan looks at why he is stylistically suited to filling the skillset required and other possible signings for Rangers.
Inspired by the stereotypical Da’s thoughts on the matter, @thebackpassrule dives into what the data says about the risk when goalkeepers play a pass short versus going long.
David Turnbull’s recent signing with Celtic has thrust him into the spotlight as one of the most promising young Scottish players in years. The numbers have loved him for a couple of years now…here’s an ode to an analytics love affair between a player & the spreadsheets.
@TheGersReport shares a team-by-team breakdown of shot suppression stats for the centre backs in the Scottish Premiership. The outliers for each team show which centre-backs are doing a better job of suppressing chances & which ones are being exploited by their opposition.
@TheGersReport introduced his variation of an ongoing Projected League Table this season that would offer weekly predictions of what each club’s point total would be at the end of the season. Now that the season is over, let’s see when on the calendar the Projections got it right for each club.
Rangers proved that sometimes persistence is key as a previously unsuccessful system worked perfectly against a Celtic side out of ideas. A tactical breakdown of the final Old Firm game of the season.
Christian Wulff introduces Modern Fitba’s newest advanced stat for Scottish football, identifying which players excel at moving the ball into the most dangerous areas on the pitch.
Once thought of only as a squad player, Callum McGregor has used his versatility to become one of the best players in the SPFL Premiership.
@TheGersReport looks at which players are truly giving their teams the best chance of winning with their play making, both from open play & via set pieces. It’s a mix of names we’d expect, some up & coming youngsters & a few surprises.
With the gap in revenue for football clubs in Scotland and bigger leagues in Europe growing, the focus on youth development becomes even more vital. Are Scottish clubs playing their young players enough and could Celtic and Rangers be doing more to develop young players?